On Tuesday night, the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros will play World Series Game-1 of 2019 at Nationals Park . Both clubs went the distance in their respective League Division Series. The Nationals are going with an 11-man pitching staff for the World Series, just as they did in the earlier rounds. Two of those 11 (Joe Ross and Javy Guerra) haven’t pitched in the postseason and a third (Wander Suero) has recorded just one out. Dave Martinez is really trying to win with eight pitchers.
How to watch-World Series Game-1
Date: Tuesday, October 22 || Time: 08:08p ET
Location: Nationals Park
TV: TBS || Stream: FUBO TV
Odds: WAS: -93 || HOU: +107
Pitchers: Gerrit Cole (HOU) vs. Max Scherzer (WAS)
The Astros will carry 12 right-handed pitchers on their World Series roster — a small piece of good news for Juan Soto, who had a 1.000 OPS versus RHP and .850 versus LHP. Reliever Ryan Pressly, however, had a big reverse platoon split, holding lefties to a .124 average, so he could be the designated Soto guy out of the pen.
How prepared will the Nationals be for tonight’s Game 1 of the World Series? The Athletic’s Brittany Ghiroli tells Buster whether the seven days off have helped or harmed this “team of destiny” (31:10). ESPN Radio’s Dan Shulman also discusses the overwhelming amount of talent playing in this series, each team’s readiness for baseball’s biggest stage and his sense of Max Scherzer’s demeanor ahead of tonight’s start (7:48). Plus, Sarah Langs and “The Numbers Game” (25:06).
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